About IPBF

Inviting all indie writers, self-publishers, small and indigenous publishers and book distributors to the first JOE Indie Pop-up Book Fair (14 July)

A celebration of independent writing, publishing and distribution. Spend time at the JOE Indie Pop-up Book Fair – There’ll be great coffee (& food), books galore and ample opportunity to meet new people.

Over 50 authors of fiction and general interest titles will be present to autograph books and meet readers with more than 100 individual books available for purchase.

Please send your book submissions via email (not hardcopy) to the appropriate address below:
Submissions: mailforsabs@gmail.com


Be sure to detail the following information:

Book Title/s
Book Cover Design in “.jpeg” format
Author Information & email
Short Synopsis of your book/s

For more info please contact:

Sabine: 082 927 4732

Alkantrant Library
Lynnwood, Pretoria
Sat 14 July 2018
10 AM – 2 PM



SAT 14 JUL 2018

09h30: Doors open
10h00: Welcome by ward councillor Pieter van Heerden

Children / Young Adults

  1. 10h30: Live reading and discussion: ‘Liam goes to the game reserve’ by Christina van Straaten and ‘Salome and Gogo visit Soweto’ by Cora Groenewald. Ages 2-12
  2. 11h15: Live reading and discussion: ‘The Moonling’ by Tjaart & Daniel Lehmacher. Ages 6-11
  3. 12h00: Live reading and discussion: ‘Children of the Moon’, ‘The Speaking Stone of Caradoc’ and ‘The Secret of the Bird God’ by Evadeen Brickwood. Time travel adventure. Ages 12-16
  4. 13h00: Baking demonstration: Robbie Cheadle – ‘Biscuit Art’. Ages 6-13


  1. 10h30: Book discussion: ‘What Other Choice Did I Have’ by Mmathabo Mooa
  2. 11h00: Book discussion: ‘Literature, Life & Cricket: Tales of Fietas’ by Yusuf Chubb Garda
  3. 11h30: Top Dogs: Therapy dog introduction by Alta Rossouw
  4. 12h30: A demonstration for the ladies by Conny Oberrauter ’The Cosmetics Chef’
  5. 14h00: Event ends.